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Brainerd officials hopeful LGA will improve

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After years of virtually frozen Local Government Aid (LGA) Brainerd Mayor James Wallin and Brainerd City Council President Bonnie Cumberland are hoping a bill they support in the Legislature will reform and beef up the revenue going to cities with low tax bases and high needs.


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Mike O'Rourke
Mike O'Rourke began his career at the Brainerd Dispatch in 1978 as a general assignment reporter. He was named city editor in 1981 and associate editor in 1999. He covers politics and writes features and editorials.
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